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bit·map

or bit map  (bĭt′măp′)
n. Computers
A set of bits that represents a graphic image, with each bit or group of bits corresponding to a pixel in the image.

bitmap

(ˈbɪtˌmæp)
n
(Computer Science) a picture created on a visual display unit where each pixel corresponds to one or more bits in memory, the number of bits per pixel determining the number of available colours
vb, -maps, -mapping or -mapped
(Computer Science) (tr) to create a bitmap of

bit·map

(bĭt′măp′)
Computer Science
A set of bits that represents a graphic image, with each bit or group of bits corresponding to a pixel in the image.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bitmap - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixelsbitmap - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
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First, design engineers--people who often work in 3D, but send out 2D printouts and bitmaps of their work because those 2D forms are the lowest common denominator of communication.
Key features include increased bitmapping capability from 8-Gb to 16-Gb coupled with faster filing and display times for topologically correct bitmaps and 72 data I/O pins and 72 address/clock pins testing at up to 400 Mb/s in the double data rate mode.
The company will be launching mobile versions of the Bitmaps games Speedball 2 in both Europe and North America and Xenon and The Chaos Engine in Europe.
They can create interactive content for fixed media and the Internet and incorporate photo-quality images, full-screen of long-form digital video, sounds, animation, 3-D models, text, hypertext, bitmaps and Macromedia Flash content.
both print and save functions are provided so that the analysis results can be recorded as bitmaps for use in other programs and documents, such as MS Word or PowerPoint;
Enhanced graphics-handling capability included with the upgrade aids engineers who use high-resolution bitmaps as the basis of their virtual prototypes.
Bitmaps are known to take up 50 to 150 KB per page of disk storage.